American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Product Certification Program

A2LA accredits product certification bodies to various product certification schemes, which provides confidence that products, processes or services meet the intended use or need in the marketplace.

This accreditation is available to all organizations that provide product certification, and A2LA welcomes applications for the accreditation of all types of certifications. This program covers a multitude of product areas including, but not limited to:

Appliances

Marine products

Automotive lifting devices

Personal protective and safety equipment

Bottled water and packaged ice

Plastic piping systems and components

Building products

Plumbing products

Building and institutional furniture

Recreational clothing

Drinking water additives

Sanitation products

Drinking water treatment units

Sealed insulating glass

Electric appliances and accessories

Software

Electrical products

Solar, wind, energy

Fenestration products

Swimming pools, spas and components

Food and food service equipment

Telecommunications

Gas appliances and accessories

Treated wood

Gas and oil products

Wastewater treatment units

Waste water treatment

Windows and doors

Manufactured products and recreational vehicle plumbing products

Wood products

IT devices  


Accreditation Requirements

Product Certification Bodies are assessed against the general criteria contained within ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.

Click on the "Download Application Documents" button to the right to obtain all documents relevant to A2LA's Product Certification Body accreditation program.

Sub-Programs

In addition to the general Product Certification Body Accreditation Program, sub-programs have been developed in the following areas, each of which has associated with it additional, A2LA-published specific requirements for accreditation:

Although A2LA itself has not published additional requirements, the following sub-program has been established and Product Certification Bodies seeking accreditation within this sub-program will be assessed to the additional requirements published by the relevant agency:

Click on the sub-programs listed above for more information about each.

Acceptance/Recognition of Accreditation in this Program

Interested in learning how A2LA accreditation in this program may be accepted internationally as well as domestically by federal, state and private sector entities? Click on the following links for more information:

Advisory Committee

A2LA has developed a Product Certification Advisory Committee (PCAC) to assist the Association by providing technical input on policy creation and decisions related to the Product Certification accreditation program. If you wish to participate on the PCAC, we invite you to contact Mike Buzard, A2LA Program Manager, at mbuzard@A2LA.org.